Helideck Landing Officer (HLO)

Optech4D developed a product for the oil and gas industry and offshore helicopter operators looking to train and certify offshore helicopter landing officers (HLOs). By partnering with Oculus Rift, we have been able to build a realistic virtual world where the HLOs can experience the dangers and extremes of a helicopter crash on an offshore oil platform. Using VR, the officer is exposed to a helicopter on fire and unconscious crewmembers. He is then required to execute the response plan in a quick and safe manner.


Allows for the user to make mistakes and experience the outcomes in the safety of a virtual environment.

Digitally monitor the accuracy, time, mistakes and completion percentage are recorded in the background during training and are reviewed with the training managers.

Dramatically reduces cost and improves safety by removing the need to fly offshore to carry out the training course.